Code of Conduct

Dancers Code of Conduct

  • Honesty and integrity are expected.
  • Dancers must participate within GDA rules and respect all the teachers/staff/volunteers and their decisions.
  • Dancers must respect their fellow dancers.
  • Dancers must not distract, bully or harass other dancers.
  • Dancers must be polite and display good manners at all times.
  • Dancers must refrain from cursing, using offensive racial or obscene speech, gestures or written materials.
  • Dancers must refrain from talking back to adults or refusing to comply with reasonable requests.
  • Dancers must refrain from physical, mental, emotional or cyber bullying other dancers, staff, or instructors. This includes social media postings referencing directly or indirectly to a student, staff, studio brand, and/or affiliations to the studio.
  • Dancers are the face of GDA and should conduct themselves in a manner that reflects positively on the organization.
  • When representing GDA, dancers must continue to follow GDA’s code of conduct as they are representatives of our organization.

Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct

  • Honesty and integrity are expected.
  • Parents are encouraged to support their child’s/children’s involvement and help them enjoy the art of dance.
  • Parents must demonstrate respect for faculty and staff at all times.
  • Parents must not raise issues of disagreement publicly.
  • Parents will not engage in inappropriate conduct towards instructors, staff, other dancers and families.
  • Parents must discourage challenging and inappropriate conduct towards instructors, staff, other dancers and families.
  • Parents will refrain from physical, mental, emotional or cyber-bullying other dancers, staff, instructors or families. This includes social media postings referencing directly or indirectly to a student, staff, families, studio brand, and/or affiliations to the studio.
  • Parents must remember that children participate in dance for their own enjoyment.
  • Parents will teach their children respect for other students, teachers and adults and lead by example.
  • Parents will encourage and guide their child to accept responsibility for his/her own performance and behavior.

On the occasion that repeated failure to comply with the Code of Conduct occurs, Gillman’s Dance Academy reserves the right, at its discretion, to dismiss or take disciplinary action on any students or parent/guardian/family member who breach GDA’s code of conduct.

Please remember – it is a privilege to participate in dance classes and performances.  One’s behavior must emulate that privilege.

Note: These statements are also found on our registration form and must be agreed to before a dancer may enroll for classes.

 

Welcome to Gillman’s Dance Academy

Gillman’s Dance Academy is East Louisville’s premiere dance instruction facility. We strive to offer challenging programs that foster a love of dance at every level; from the serious dancer who intends to continue in the world of dance, to beginning dancers of all ages who want to experience the rewards that artistic discipline can bring to one’s life.

Gillman’s Dance Academy is proud to be the home of MAGIC, a youth dance company dedicated to providing a pre-professional performing experience to our dancers and bringing quality dance performances to the community.

Gillman’s classes range from Creative Movement to Pointe and include multiple levels of Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre and Modern Dance. We also offer certification courses in the Cecchetti Ballet Method, focused on building a firm foundation in classical ballet technique, language and theory. We showcase our students each spring in our annual Recital, allowing dancers to experience what many have worked so hard to achieve: the glory of the spotlight!

Our Lower School not only provides superior training to nurture and develop young dancers, but also offers adult classes promoting fitness and personal fulfillment. These classes meet once per week.

Our Upper School provides intensive training for young dancers who aspire to professional careers in dance; and those who desire to train at a higher level and in multiple styles. The Upper School curriculum starts at three classes per week.